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Sign: Neot Kedumim Park - Ma’alot Ahaz - Sundial

Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל פארק נאות קדומים
Emblem of Neot Kedumim Park

מעלות אחז - שעון שמש
מבנה המדרגות שלפנינו הוא בעצם שעון שמש ענק אשר שוחזר על פי דגם קטן שנמצא במצרים ע"י הארכיאולוג יגאל ידין. ע"פ פרשנותו המבנה מספר את של המלך חזקיהו, בנו של אחז, אשר חלה ונטה למות לאחר שביקש והתחנן בישר לו ישעיהו הנביא כי הקב"ה הוסיף לו עוד 15 שנה.

חזקיהו בקש סימן לתשובה וזו באה בהקשר לתנועת הצל על מדרגות שעון השמש: " וְזֶה לְךָ הָאוֹת מֵאֵת ה’ : הִנְנִי מֵשִׁיב אֶת צֶל הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֲשֶׁר יָרְדָה בְמַעֲלוֹת אָחָז בַּשֶּׁמֶשׁ אֲחֹרַנִּית עֶשֶׂר מַעֲלוֹת" (ישעיהו ל’ח, ז’ - ח’).

Ma’alot Ahaz - Sundial
The structure in front of us is actually an enormous sundial, recreated based on a similar structure found in the Cairo museum.
Ma’alot Ahaz tells the story of King Hezekiah whose son, Ahaz, was dying. After pleading and begging, the prophet Isaiah tells Hezekiah that God had added a further 15 years to his son’s life.
Hezekiah asked for a sign as proof and receives it in the form of the shadow miraculously moving on the sundial inversely to the sun: "And this shall be a sign to you from the Lord, [...] I will make the shadow of the degrees [steps] (ma’alot), which. has descended on the sun dial of Ahaz, recede ten degrees [steps] backward" (Isaiah 38:7-8).
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The sign environment was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

The following photo, taken the same day by the same photographer, shows a sundial (small) Click for a larger image

Neot Kedumim Park is a park that tries to restore the vegetation that existed in the Bible period

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